Tech for Good: What are the challenges in making technology and digitization more sustainable?
- Technology can accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals – or exacerbate inequalities.
- Responsible technology governance can help ensure innovation is inclusive.
- More work needs to be done to provide universal and affordable access to the internet and close the digital skills gap.
Technological innovation…it’s complicated.
On the one hand, technology can accelerate progress on all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Technology can help level the playing field for even the smallest businesses in the least-developed countries, helping them reach new markets and access finance. It can make job training faster and more effective, providing workers with new skills needed for the jobs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It can allow more people to access education, pandemic or not. Blockchain can create greater transparency, security and efficiency in supply chains. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics can help us better prepare for and respond to pandemics - and better screen for, diagnose and treat disease.
Source : World Economic Forum